DIY Coasters

I made these as a gift for my sister’s boyfriend, and considering it was my first experiment with making coasters, I was pretty pleased with the finished product!

I used some plain white tiles, and some DecoArt paint misters to create the effects on top. I didn’t have any real strategy; I tried different techniques to achieve different effects. The red and green coasters were done by spraying with various colours and then blotting using kitchen roll. I used a sponge to create the water and foam-like effect on the blue one, and on the bronze coloured one I used the end of a paintbrush to drag the paint outwards and create what looks a bit like a firework. 🙂

When they had completely dried I added a couple of coats of Mod Podge gloss to seal in the colour and make them more water resistant. I then stuck some squares of foam to each corner at the bottom, to prevent them from scratching surfaces. I hope you all like them!

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